Even celebs had to start somewhere! Talk about a crappy job!

Earlier this morning, we told you how America Ferrara said her first job was cleaning up pig poop. The "Ugly Betty" and "Superstore" star was hired by her next door neighbor as a kid.

My first "real" job was as a cashier at Quality Markets in Lakewood.  I made $4.15 an hour, if memory serves me correctly. I probably pulled about 30 to 40 hours a week after school let out.

Eric's first job was scooping Dippin Dots at Darien Lake for $7.25 an hour.

We asked you, what was YOUR first summer job as a kid?  Some of the answers on our text line (716-241-9696) :

  • Amy / Depew: First job was babysitting at age 10 for 50 cents per hour. Real job working at the bowling alley front counter for 1.65 an hour!
  • Donna / Akron: First summer job was babysitting A 5 year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl at an apartment complex five days a week 7 AM to 6 PM and was paid $35 a week. This was in 1972. I was 15 years old and wanted the money to buy a pair of hard contact lenses, which at the time were $300
  • Michelle / Williamsville: The year after I graduated high school I pushed a pop cart around Niagara Falls (Goat Island). Once I was brave (or stupid) and punched it down terrapin point. Ok, fine. But, then I had to push it back up. Not smart, Shell, not smart. I don't remember the pay, but it wasn't much

We also want to remind you that Lemonade Day is THIS SATURDAY!  It may not be a "real job", per se, but it is designed to help kids understand the value of a dollar...plus how to budget, how to run their own business, and maybe become entrepreneurs! Get all the details here, and watch for Mix 96 in the Amherst / Williamsville area! (The Mix 96 stand was won by 1st grader Ava Carter...you can see if at the Transit Rd/Williamsville Valu Home Centers location!)